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Mongolian Beef Easy Recipe

This is a quick and easy Mongolian Beef recipe where beef is first stir-fried and then the thickened sauce is added later. All done under 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: mongolian beef
Servings: 4
Calories: 589kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 ¼ pounds beef (loin, sirloin, tenderloin) - cut into thin strips
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 clove garlic - finely minced
  • cup soy sauce
  • cup water
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 big carrots - julienned
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • green onion and sesame seeds - for garnishing


  • Combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ground pepper, and garlic in a bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • In a big bowl, toss together beef strips and cornstarch until all sides of the meat are fully covered.
  • In a wok or saute pan, heat oil over high. Add in beef slices and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook so the beef remains tender. If the pan is too small, do this in two batches. Remove the beef from oil and set aside.
  • In the same pan with oil, pour the liquid mixture and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and becomes thicker.
  • Add the pre-cooked beef and carrots and cook for another minute or two just to let the flavor seep in.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion and serve with rice.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.6mg